From the Bookshelf: Habits of the Creative Mind

Habits of the Creative Mind (HCM) is written to be used as a college textbook, however it is not a typical college-level writing textbook by any stretch of the imagination and can (and should) be used by a wider audience. This new book (published in 2016) is based on five core principles: (1) writing is…

February Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of my February Giveaway, writer S.K. Lamont!  S.K. will receive a new copy of Tom Rob Smith’s bestselling thriller, Child 44 as well as a DVD copy of the movie, which was released in 2015. Way to go, S.K.! Didn’t win? Don’t worry – March’s Giveaway is just around the corner!

GIVEAWAY! Book & DVD combo – Child 44

In honor of Leap Year, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY with a nod to books that have made the leap (see what I did there?) from the page to the screen! You can enter at the bottom of my post OR click here to enter now! There are hundreds of books that have been turned into movies (for an…

Creative Nonfiction Review: The Boys in the Boat

Every September, the Maryland Humanities Council hosts One Maryland One Book.  The idea is that all over the state, people read and talk about the same book, which fits into the year’s chosen theme.  This year, the theme was “Sports: the human drama of athletic competition” and the book was The Boys in the Boat…